Dhirendra Singh’s assertion got here after a BJP MLA defended him, saying he fired in self-defence

Lucknow:

Dhirendra Singh, who’s accused of taking pictures useless a person – whereas within the presence of police and district officers – throughout an argument at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, has filed a “give up utility” at a neighborhood courtroom. Such an utility permits an accused to give up instantly earlier than the courtroom involved, which can then resolve whether or not to ship him to police or judicial custody.

Thus far the cops have arrested two folks in reference to the violence, together with Dhirendra Singh’s brother, and detained 5 others.

Dhirendra Singh and 5 others are presently on the run. The Deputy Inspector Normal (DIG) of UP’s Azamgarh vary has introduced a reward of Rs 50,000 for data resulting in his seize. The unique reward, introduced by the Balia Superintendent of Police (SP), was for Rs 25,000.

In the meantime, BJP MLA Surendra Singh – who is alleged to be near Dhirendra Singh – has given police every week’s deadline to file a cross-FIR, which can embody the accused’s model of occasions. Surendra Singh has additionally threatened the cops with an agitation if this isn’t executed.

Late Friday night time Dhirendra Singh emerged in a video message through which he refuted the fees towards him and blamed the administration for the violence.

“I do not know who fired. I used to be pleading with officers to avoid wasting my household. They simply stood there and watched… I’m a soldier. I’ve all the time believed in serving my nation. I urge the chief minister for a good probe,” he stated within the video.

His assertion got here hours after Surendra Singh defended him, saying that he fired in self-defence.

In accordance with witnesses a combat erupted between the accused and Jai Prakash, the 46-year-old man who was killed. Dhirendra Singh, the ex-president of the BJP’s native ex-servicemen’s unit, allegedly fired thrice at Jai Prakash, triggering chaos at a gathering to debate allotment of ration outlets.

In his video message Dhirendra Singh claimed that, removed from instigating the violence, he had warned authorities that it might erupt and alleged that officers have been concerned in it.

“I had warned them earlier that there was going to be violence. However they went forward. Officers have been concerned within the violence yesterday. They took cash,” he alleged, additionally blaming native officers and police for ignoring his request to deploy sufficient safety for the assembly.

Dhirendra Singh additionally claimed that his household had been focused within the violence that adopted.

Sub Divisional Justice of the Peace Suresh Chandra Pal and UP Police Circle Officer Chandrakesh Singh have been suspended on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath quickly after the incident on Thursday.